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Mark Ruffalo Joining Oscars Boycott? Why He’s ‘Weighing’ Not Attending 2016 Show

Thu, January 21, 2016 5:31pm EDT by Lauren Cox 3 Comments

Could Mark Ruffalo be boycotting the Oscars along with Will Smith and others? In a new interview the actor voiced his support of the boycott, and revealed whether or not he’ll be joining the fight.

Mark Ruffalo, 48, is lashing out at the “white privileged racism” that is not only the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards, but in the entire American system, has he put it. So, where does he stand on attending the 2016 show?

“I’m weighing it,” Mark told BBC News in an interview on Jan. 21, referring to whether or not he would attend the 2016 Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, California. “That’s where I’m at right now. I woke up in the morning thinking, ‘What is the right way to do this?'”

In his interview, Mark also said, “It isn’t just the Academy Awards. It’s the entire American system, is rife with a kind of white privileged racism that goes into our justice system.” It was very clear that he was passionate not just about the fight against the lack of diversity in the Oscars, but also discrimination as a whole across the entire United States of America.

However, despite what he said in the interview, Mark later confirmed on social media that he would, in fact, be attending the Oscars — but with another cause in mind.

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Mark, nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award at the 2016 show, made sure to explain that although he will be attending, he is still very much supportive of the Oscar ban other actors have decided to make.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Mark should boycott the Oscars? Do you think other actors and industry folk should be boycotting? Comment below with your thoughts.